Reviews

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I initially joined CageworX in a effort to increase my physical therapy after two major hip reconstructive surgeries that left me, in my 40’s, with decreased strength and mobility and considerable scar tissue and pain.

I have been a huge fan of MMA since it’s inception in the early 90’s but logistics, education, a full-time horseshoeing business and raising a family made it difficult for me to make a commitment to training. When I learned that we had an MMA gym on the Peninsula, I saw it as an opportunity to strengthen my decimated hips through kickboxing and Jiu-Jitsu and a “now or never” chance to learn something that I always wanted to learn.

I decided to check it out for a month. What I didn’t know is that I would get caught in a perfect storm of a high-end facility, world class coaching and a dedicated, very cool, team of guys and gals that have created what my wife calls my “mid-life obsession”.

Driving 3 hours round trip, twice a week from Forks, takes a huge toll on our family but we all recognize that CageworX is well worth the sacrifice and now, the next step is to find a way to get my wife and two children on the mat.

A big thank you to CageworX and my teammates for putting together such a successful, life-changing training environment! I cannot recommend any higher, to come down to the gym and spend an hour to check out the facility, meet the team and coaching staff and find out for yourself.

Brad Erickson, age 42 ~ Forks, WA


Isaiah, Sarah and Keeshawn have been attending CageworX’s Youth MMA program for almost a year. In that year, I can easily say it has changed their lives!!

All three of them have become more outgoing and confident in every aspect of their lives. Being a part of this program has also helped them get in better shape and have more of a drive to improve their skills. Each one of the kids have developed a true love and passion for this sport and want to continue training for many years to come.

This is a great program for kids and teens to meet others while participating in a fun sport!

Lindsay Merrell Whitney


CageworX is a good place to work out. They teach boxing, kick boxing, Jiu-Jitsu and pretty much almost all martial arts. I’ve been going to CageworX for about one year, I love it and I’m learning a lot.

Two of the coaches there that I have are Marcus Hanson and Cody Houston. They are really good teachers and I have learned Kick boxing and Jui-Jitsu with those two coaches. Lately I have been learning new kicks and new submissions at CageworX like a spinning back kick, Kemora and arm bar from different angles.

CageworX also has MMA fights and some people who go there fight in them like my coach Marcus Hanson. The last fight he was in was a kick boxing tournemant. So go to the next fight because they are good fights.

Keeshawn Whitney (Kids Program)


I have been at CageworX for almost a year. I go with my brothers. We practice kickboxing and jiu- jitsu.

We do alot of things in kickboxing. We do spinning back kicks, push kicks, we do shadow boxing. And we work on alot of punches on the bags. When we practice it feels like you really are in a fight. You really have to focus. If you get really good you can complte against other people your age.

In Jiu-Jitsu we roll with other people in class. We learn alot of submissions. Like arm bars and other things. You can also compete against other people in kick boxing.

I really love going because I get a really good workout and I stay in shape. The coaches that I have worked with are Marcus Hanson and Coudy Houston. I have learned alot and I hope that you do too.

Sarah Whitney (Kids Program)


The teachers at CageworX are really amazing and teach you many skills like self defense, kickboxing, jiu-jitsu, boxing and MMA.

The facility at CageworX is very clean and has professional teachers and coaches and has a very friendly owner. The equipment is in good shape which includes cardio and muscle machines,punching bags, a MMA ring and a mat.

Our teacher is Marcus Hanson and he’s a local MMA competetor. CageworX is a good place to make new friends, workout and learn a skill that can help you and you could defend yourself and this is all made possible by Dave Holden.

Isaiah Whitney (Kids Program)


I am a 56 year old member of CageworX MMA Fitness Center. My self-assigned nick name is the ‘old man.’ I joined with the idea of just trying to stay in shape and help prolong the inevitable aging process that affects us all.

What I have discovered is a cool group of professional trainers and a very friendly group of fellow members who have the same goals and aspirations of staying healthy, fit and skilled in the areas of boxing, kickboxing, wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. There is absolutely no pressure to do anything that you are not comfortable doing and at the same time you are patiently taught how to stretch, strengthen and develop skills that build your confidence and pride in your own abilities.

What started out as a change of pace to stay fit and healthy has developed into new friendships and a renewed energy within me. I would highly recommend CageworX to anyone who is interested in learning physical fitness routines that help strengthen your core while having fun and reaching personal goals that you set for yourself under professional guidance.

The world of MMA training has been an enjoyable experience that has challenged me from within myself with support from all involved and should be experienced by anyone who has the goal of wanting to be physically fit, mentally strong and self-confident.”

Marty LaBarge
Purchasing Manager @ Port Angeles Hardwood


As an overweight ex-fighter, I wanted to get back into shape. CageworX gym provides a very respectful, clean, professional environment to help me achieve my goals. The coaching staff is knowledgeable and patient. In my case, I joined the gym with a lot of rust.

Not only are the coaches willing to help, I’ve found that my fellow members play a key role in the learning process! Ego’s are checked at the door and everyone is there to help. I’m proud to say I’m apart of the CageworX team!

Matt Toth


I joined CageworX in September. I have known about the gym since it first opened and I had been dying to try out one of their classes. I was nervous, however, because I had never done any type of boxing or martial arts before.

I finally mustered up the courage to attend the Beginners Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class and I am so glad that I did. I realize now that there was no reason to be nervous.

You don’t have to have any experience and the atmosphere is very comfortable. Being a small woman of just 5’1”, Jiu Jitsu is a great way to learn self defense. It’s amazing how leverage and a little technique can be used to defend yourself. And to top it all off, I have met some wonderful people and get a workout to boot.

I definetely recommend this class to any person of any size and experience. I look forward to trying out the women’s kickboxing and other fitness programs that CageworX has to offer in the future.

Shellie Baskins, Clallam Title

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu • Muay Thai